The best-selling steamy sensation 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' has been voted Book of the Year by the public.
The novel, by EL James, is the first of a trilogy of saucy tales dubbed "mummy porn". It fast became a literary phenomenon, selling more than six million copies to become the best-selling book of all time in the UK.
It won more than three quarters of the votes after the public were asked to cast a ballot for their favourite read as part of this year's Specsavers National Book Awards.
– E L James
Thank you so much for this wonderful award. I am truly honoured. I have to thank the readers and the retailers for making Fifty Shades of Grey the success it has become. It's really quite overwhelming."
- The trilogy, about a sado-masochistic relationship between a college graduate, Anastasia Steele, and a young business magnate, Christian Grey, has been a publishing sensation
- Rights to the books have been sold around the world and the trilogy is being published in languages including Albanian, Chinese, Russian, Serbian and Vietnamese
- All three books are due to be filmed as part of a movie deal